St John's Hospice

Last year Sue Ryder provided 105,000 hours of support to patients and their families across Bedfordshire.

Our care is free, but it costs us £3.7m per year to provide it, which equates to £10,000 per day!

What can I do to support Sue Ryder St John's Hospice?

Without the tireless fundraising of our supporters, we would not be able to continue to provide the care that we are so well known for.

Not only do our supporters raise a huge amount of money towards our services, they also help to spread the word about Sue Ryder so more people know about what we do and how we can help.

We urgently need more supporters to organise events and take part in fundraising challenges.

Fundraising for Sue Ryder is a great way to meet new people, help to develop your skills and ensure that we can continue to provide care to local families when they need us the most.

Our fundraising team is here to support you every step of the way and help you to achieve your fundraising goals.

What community events are happening in support of Sue Ryder St John's Hospice?

Looking for something to do with friends and family Bedfordshire whilst helping our Sue Ryder Nurses, care staff and support teams be there when it matters for local families?

Here’s a list of latest events right across the county being arranged by our amazing volunteers and supporters, helping to raise vital funds for our expert and compassionate care.

From coffee mornings to karaoke nights and from pub quizzes to musical performances or family fun-filled days out, there is something for everyone.

If you’d like to list details of your community event in support of our hospice here, please email Our fundraising team will be able to help make sure you get all the support and materials you need to hold a successful event too!

Community Fundraising Events 2019

Maxwells Quiz Night

Date: Saturday 1st June 2019, 7.00pm
Location: Sandy Village Hall
Details: Everyone welcome. £15 adults, £10 children - ticket price includes food and a disco. To buy tickets please contact Hesta on 01767 313 702 or email

Steve’s Coffee Morning

Date: Saturday 8th June 2019, 10.00am–12.00pm
Location: St John’s Hospice Hall
Details: Everyone is welcome. Steve is fundraising for his Vietnam to Cambodia trip. Free entry! There will be a raffle and stalls. For more information contact Caroline via email on

Car Show

Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Location: Ampthill
Details: More details coming soon – but put the date in you diary!


Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Location: Pulloxhill
Details: More details coming soon – but put the date in you diary!

Open Garden and Afternoon Tea

Date: Sunday 23rd June 2.00pm–5.00pm
Location: 6 Lincoln Road Shortstown, MK42 0UX
Details: Entrance and tea: £5. For further information contact Sue on 07742 552 100 or Andy on 07846348717.

Henlow Bridge Lakes Comedy Night

Date: Thursday 4th July 2019, 6.00pm
Location: Henlow Bridge Lakes
Details: Food and bar from 6.00pm; show starts at 8.00pm. There are four top-class entertainers including Paul Revill as compere with Zoe Lyons, Pete Firman and Mike Gunn. £10 per person for campers and evening visitors. For more information call 01462 812 645.

Louise Baxter Quiz Night

Date: Friday 12th July 2019
Location: St John's Hospice Hall
Details: Louise is fundraising for her Great Wall of China Trek. Keep an eye out for more details on this fundraiser soon.

Craft and Scrappers Day

Date: Saturday 14th September 2019
Location: Flitwick
Details: Pop this Autumn date in your diaries now, with more details on this crafty fundraiser coming soon!

How can my business support Sue Ryder St John's Hospice?

Join the growing number of local businesses supporting our hospice through charity partnerships, sponsorships, creative fundraising and corporate volunteering opportunities.

When you support our hospice our professional fundraising team will work with you to create a personalised plan to meet your needs as a business.

For more information call 01767 642 412 or email

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today!

Tel: 01767 642 412

Sue Ryder Nurse cuddles patient

Make a donation

£19 could pay for one hour of our expert care, helping people live the best life they possibly can, while £60 could provide one session of bereavement counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. Make a donation because of the work of St John's Hospice.